Aside from having a spectacular last name, there is another reason I support Representative Adam Smith: He supports H.R. 1570, the Congenital Heart Futures Act! I received this email, in part, last week:
"Currently, H.R. 1570 is under review in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Please be assured that should this legislation come to the House floor for a vote, I will keep your strong support in mind.
With a better understanding of the causes, we can better improve the treatment options for congenital heart disease. ...Please know that as the budget and appropriations process moves forward, I will continue to work to ensure both the NIH and CDC have adequate funding to conduct congenital heart disease research."
If you have not already, please contact your Senators and Congressmen about this crucial legislation. You can find the instructions by clicking here.
If you are interested in seeing the status of this bill, you can go to this web site.